Definition of learning curve noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


learning curve

BrE BrE//ˈlɜːnɪŋ kɜːv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɜːrnɪŋ kɜːrv//
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the rate at which you learn a new subject or a new skill; the process of learning from the mistakes you make We have all been through a steep learning curve to master the new procedures. We expect a learning curve as we develop the project.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: learning curve